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Rock Island County SWCD News

2017 Transect Survey

Local SWCD Completes Tillage Transect Survey Employees with the Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District (RISWCD) spent two days last week traveling throughout the rural portions of Rock Island County completing a windshield survey of tillage systems...

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Palmer Amaranth Information

What is Palmer amaranth? Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) is a problematic annual broadleaf weed in the amaranth genus. It has several common names including carelessweed, dioecious amaranth, Palmer’s amaranth, Palmer amaranth and Palmer’s pigweed. Palmer amaranth...

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Natural Areas For Native Species: The Art of Conservation

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 QUAD CITIES POLLINATOR CONFERENCE RiverCenter, Davenport, IA | September 13-14, 2017 Wednesday, September 13 from 1-8:30 p.m. (Optional pre-conference workshops in the morning from 8:30-11:30) Thursday, September 14 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dinner...

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2017 Urban Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop

A workshop for Urban Erosion and Sediment Control will be held February 14, 2017 at Jumer’s Hotel in Rock Island.  Topics include:                 -NPDES Permit Functions and Updates, IL EPA Representative -“The Importance of Pre-Construction Meetings” Erica...

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U of I Extension Upcoming Events

  Save The Dates- Upcoming Row-Crop Ag Programs January 6th, 2017: Bi-State Crop Advantage Conference, Burlington IA January 18th, 2017: Illinois Crop Management Conference, Mt. Vernon IL January 25th, 2017: Illinois Crop Management Conference, Springfield IL...

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

Download RISWCD'S 2016 Summer Newsletter Featuring: Illinois Cover Crop Survey Results & Decision Tool Partners In Conservation Highlights Conservation Success Stories RISWCD Summer Intern & Internship Opportunities "Is Roadside And Cosmetic Mowing A...

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    ILLINOIS FARMERS URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN USDA-NASS SURVEY   Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Survey of Best Management Practices     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          CONTACTS:  July 5,...

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